Introduction: Why We Disagree About International Relations Key Concepts: Constructivist Methods: Methods that pay more attention to the way that meaning is formed discursively, through language, and that see events as mutually causing or constitutin
INTRODUCTION CHAPTER The study of international relations utilizes "perspectives," or ideal type explanations, to help us describe, explain, and predict world events. The three primary perspectives are realism, which emphasizes power; liberalism, whi
Lecture 26: DEMOCRATIC PEACE: Perspectives and Levels of Analysis
Democratic Peace Reasearch
Spread of Democracy
Cause of Peace?
Low number of cases
Is it identity or power driving it?
Until 1945 there are maybe 12 democracies
Definitions of D
Parliamentary- responsible to people but is a unitary system
Not the same checks and balances
What about norms?
Norms might be fascist or communist or Islamic or fundamentalist
There would be a different structure even if they are similarly
Smog- Shanghai and Los Angeles
Acid rain- US rain in Canada
River and ocean pollution (toxic spills in China)
Toxic and hazardous waste (Aral Sea)
Destruction of ozone layer- Montreal Protocol
Temperatures up- but happ
Lecture 18: Trade Policies
Is this a nerd? Can they work with other people?
Financial markets will be bigger than real markets because there are a lot more things
going on than just current production
Why do countries trade?
November 3, 2010
Exchange rate policies
Most important of the policies
Influences price of capital assets as they flow across boundaries
Most comprehensive factor
Make up largest international market
They can be fixed as they were
Human Rights and Global Civil Society
Global Governance and International Institutions
Perspectives on Environment
Identity- New vs Old ideas
Need more unified ways of identifying with each other
I.E. In terms
Lecture 22: Development in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) and Middle East/North Africa (MENA)
40% of the people live off of less than a dollar a day
6 with less than 1 million people
Many are land locked (13 countries)
Nigeria is the biggest
Lecture 21: Development in Asia and Latin America
What is development?
Perspective and LOA on Development
Latin American Development
What is development?
More material Well-being (realist)
Lecture 20: Investment and Finance
Foreign Direct Investment- investment in long term foreign investment
Like farms, factories
You are involved abroad, getting into society and the culture of that